CACI 3112 Dependent Adult Explained (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 15610.23)

California Civil Jury Instructions CACI

3112 “Dependent Adult” Explained (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 15610.23)

A “dependent adult” is a person, regardless of whether or not the person lives independently, who is between the ages of 18 and 64 years and who [insert one of the following:]

[has physical or mental limitations that restrict that person’s ability to carry out normal activities or to protect that person’s rights. This includes persons who have physical or developmental disabilities or whose physical or mental abilities have diminished because of age.]


[is admitted as an inpatient to [a/an] [insert 24-hour health facility].]

New September 2003; Revised January 2019, May 2020

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Directions for Use

Read the alternative that is most appropriate to the facts of the case.

Sources and Authority

“Dependent Adult” Defined. Welfare and Institutions Code section 15610.23.

“Developmentally Disabled Person” Defined. Welfare and Institutions Code section 15610.25.

Secondary Sources

California Elder Law Litigation (Cont.Ed.Bar) § 6.22
1 California Forms of Pleading and Practice, Ch. 5, Abuse of Minors and Elderly, § 5.31 (Matthew Bender)